Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tidy Tuesday

Yesterday I told you that I hated strict structure. But sometime the house keeping duties just seem to get away from me so I decided that it might not be such a bad idea to come up with a list of chores to do on certain days of the week. In my effort to keep my house not only less cluttered, but also much cleaner I'm trying to be like my idol: June Cleaver.

Oh, hi! You caught me on Mopping Monday.

Wiping Wednesday. I just love to dust! See how happy and smug I am!

Filling up on Vaccum Friday. Bye, bye carpet dander!

But I saved the best day for today, Tuesday.

Welcome to Toilet Tuesday.

Who isn't happy scrubbing the toilet when they're wearing their pearls? You noticed my outfit? What, this old thing?

Today we're going to clean the boys' toilet, something that probably hasn't been done in about a month. It can't be that bad, can it?

Oh, I guess it can.
Beaver and Wally would never have made this big of a mess!

The job might be heinous but at least I'm dressed for success.
If only I had a frilly apron...

Whew, saving the world one toilet at a time.

Nothing like the satisfaction of a job well done! I feel just like June Cleaver.

See, simply by dressing smartly you too can make the most dreary of household chores more fulfilling exciting. And be sure to keep your children entertained with an educational activity so while they're learning and expanding their brilliant young minds, you can be equally productive without interruption.

What? Not buying it?

Okay, the real Toilet Tuesday.

Cleaning toilets, one roll of paper towels at a time. Any "pearls" that I find are immediately flushed down the toilet! I think June had a secret maid.

Be sure to check out Brandy's blog I'm Not Your Average Soccer Mom for her version of Tidy Tuesday!

54 comments:

Brandy said...

I love your face over the toilet...doesn't that just say it all. And now I know why you asked about the pearls. LOL!

I wouldn't wear pearls but I would wear a hazard suit if I had one.
Bathrooms are the worst - Yuck!

April said...

love the pearls! LMAO!!!

Lori said...

You are too funny! :)

Erika said...

Before I saw the pearls I saw the heels!! That just cracked me up!

And thanks for all the comment love on my blog - I feel like somebody actually reads it, now!

Crystal said...

Noticed the pearls first and was thinking to myself..."what in the world"...then I continued with the post. Once again Denise you have brightened my work day!

LuLu said...

To funny, loved all your pictures!!
LuLu

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is awesome!! I love it. Hey, just idolize Mrs Brady - she got a maid. Now, that is something to strive for. :)

Annie said...

Too funny!!

Aspiemom said...

I love your humor! Very funny!

momma said...

love, love, love it!!!!

i just have one question: what does a clean toilet look like? i can't keep ours clean!!

Kristin said...

That's so funny!

Lorie said...

Classic!!!

Denise said...

Momma, I really don't know. I THINK I get it clean then I turn around and one of my 4 potty trained lovlies christens it.

Here's a jewel: I cleaned the house the night before for my morning social worker home visit. Nancy (the SW) used the powder room before she left. I went in there later and one of the boys had had some intestinal issues in the morning in that toilet. Isn't that wonderful?

annie kelleher said...

that is too too funny!!! toilet tuesday!!! hope its a happy one!!!

Sassypants Wifey said...

Hehehehe, what a fantastic post. I am sitting here dreading where to start. I have had a sick kiddo most of the week and she is doing the clinging for dear life protest to everything. Your real toilet tuesday looks very familiar to me. Love your blog!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the pearls!!!
-sandy toe

The Gotch 5 said...

I love it, you are so funny!! I have finally started making our boys clean their own toilet. If anything it should improve their aim!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog it is nice to have a new visitor that actually leaves comments!!

Marshmallow Circus said...

ha ha. Just found your blog and thanks for the laugh. LOVED the pics and the outfit. :)

The Johnson 5 said...

If you keep posting pictures of yourselve in skirts cleaning toliets you might find a new career :)

I also think June had a maid!! And she drank A LOT :)

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

What!?!?! You wear pearls and heels when you clean too! I thought I was the only one!
Cute post...

Jenni Jiggety said...

This totally cracked me up! LOL!

I think I am going to wear my pearls when I am cleaning the toilets from now on! I'm inspired!

Anonymous said...

Love the pearls Denise! Hysterical!

Sam said...

Too funny!!!

Sandra Hamlett said...

This is great! Isn't there a toilet fairy out there somewhere? Whatever happened to the little Tidy-Bowl Man?

Kristin said...

I would love to be added to your blog roll!

Thanks!
Kristin

Cathy said...

Now that you are finished cleaning your house, can you come clean mine?

mommy4life said...

Wahaha! ROFL! Came over from SITS! Thanks for the laugh. needed it today!

heathernkids said...

This is fantastic! June really was all about the pearls, but you have her beat by scrubbing the toilet. We only saw hers get dirty in the garden.

Heather said...

Denise, you are hilarious!

Jill said...

I am laughing and laughing!!!

Sarah said...

This is HILARIOUSLY cute!

Robin said...

Not just pearls and heels, but an up-do too. Or is that too keep your hair out of the toilet? ;-)

Love it!....

Rebekah said...

That is awesome!!!

Rhonda said...

Great post!

Leslie_the cleaning coach said...

Congrats on saving the world-one toilet at a time. I'm doing the same-one spray bottle at a time. Happy Green Cleaning!

Kristin said...

That was great- thanks for the good laugh!

Donnetta said...

LOVE IT! The only cleaning that's getting done around here lately is the cleaning out of fridge - into my stomach!!!

But maybe if I had pearls....

Happy SITS day!

Kara said...

This is hysterical-love the expression on your face!

Marrdy said...

Too funny. Ok, here is your question of the day, Why can't boys pee IN the toilet? See...no answers. It's a mystery!

Amy said...

Love the outfit.

Shannon said...

I can smell the roast cooking in your sparkling clean oven and I can see the beautiful 3 layer chocolate cake you made from scratch BEFORE the kids even got up that morning! And all that WITHOUT a frilly apron! You really are amazing!

Rachel said...

OMG I LOVE it! HE-larious!

Linda Hughes said...

Needed a good laugh...thanks for providing it! Happy SITS Day!

Nicole said...

The pearls just made me giggle right out loud. LOVE it! So funny!

Juliet Grossman said...

So hilarious! I love "one roll of paper towels at a time." That's about right....

I was talking (okay, complaining) to my mom the other night about housework and she said, "You just need to train the kids to help. Your kids are old enough!" My little angel-monsters are 6 and 3 and are filthy little she-beasts. They are seriously the slobbiest. (My husband is pretty bad too....)

Too bad I like 'em so much or I'd be tempted to live all alone in a perfectly clean, sparking house;-)

angie said...

Such a funny post!

Melissa said...

Okay that was so funny! I noticed the pearls right away! Hmmm maybe I'll go home and clean my house tonight....NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Stacey said...

Too funny! Have you ever thought of modeling for a Sears catalogue?

Zeemaid said...

*L* loved your photos. Why can't they invent a self-cleaning toilet already?

Happy SITS Day. Love your blog. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

HoneyB said...

I used to have 3 men in my house. I'm down to one now....and that one is bad enough to clean up after! he he.

Great post!!!

mommytoalot said...

That is funny...I really dislike doing the boys bathroom, but I tell ya..our bathroom is worse..because everyone uses it..
I really don't know why they (my teenagers) cannot shave in their own bathroom

Mammatalk said...

Seems like those boys could lend a hand. I believe in child labor, ya know...or is it teenage labor?

Mindyleigh said...

Thank you. You have given me the kick in the pants I needed to get those potties done today. Although I get the kids doing their share throughout the week, I still think they're too little for potties. Hopefully that changes soon.
:)

MaryRC said...

someday i will be able to hire a june cleaver to clean the toilet, im putting it out there in the universe... "june cleaver come my way! and denise's way toooooo..."